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B'More Green An environmental blog for everyday living
Wastewater plant: latex spill in Potomac River didn't exceed pollution limit

LUKE, Md. (AP) — A government commission that treats wastewater from a western Maryland paper mill says a chemical spill that tainted the Potomac River last month did not violate pollution limits.

The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday it's investigating whether the Upper Potomac River Commission violated its permit in the Sept.

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$11.5 million given to Chesapeake Bay restoration

Money may not grow on trees, but it sure can help plant some. The Chesapeake Bay restoration effort got a boost Tuesday from $11.5 million in government and private grants announced in Baltimore.

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Stream restoration aims to bring back 'brookies,' help bay along way

In a meandering stream where cows once muddied the water, finicky brook trout may one day find a home.

That's the hope, at least, as a construction crew works to refashion a badly eroded stretch of Little Tuscarora Creek on the outskirts of Maryland's second-largest city.

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Balto. Co. Council OKs changes to solar panel rules

The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved a technical change to its rules for solar panels that will allow homeowners to put more panels on their rooftops.

The change will allow residents to put some of their solar panels closer to the edge of the roof and was pushed by companies that install solar panels.

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U.S. to create sanctuary for 'ghost fleet' on Potomac

When he first paddled down the Potomac River near Mallows Bay a decade ago, Charlie Stek was struck by the beauty of the area — and by the centuries of history resting under his kayak on the riverbed below.The shallow water off Charles County is home to the nation’s largest collection of historic shipwrecks, including some that date to the Revolutionary War and others that make up a “ghost fleet”

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In high winds and high tides, kayakers get warm Smith Island welcome

Rather than confront the whipping northeastern winds causing high tides throughout the Chesapeake Bay this weekend, a team of environmentalists on a 500-mile kayaking trip around the Delmarva Peninsula decided to take a break and dry out for a few days on Smith Island.

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